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Roger Daltrey says he doesn’t have many years left

Roger Daltrey

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Roger Daltrey says he doesn’t have many years left

Last March the legendary The Who vocalist Roger Daltrey celebrated his 80th birthday and in an recent interview with The Times he said he doesn’t have many years left. The musician who is known for always being quite sincere in his interviews, reflected on what he expects from his life in the following years. He also said that he felt concerned about a few things regarding his performance.


The Who performed twice last March at the Teenage Cancer Trust event. Daltrey is one of the patrons of the charity trust and for decades promotes events to raise money for the institution. Those were the only two shows scheduled for The Who this year so far but Daltrey recently announced many solo tour dates.

Roger Daltrey said he doesn’t have many years left and talked about the future

“I have to be realistic. I’m on my way out. The average life expectancy is 83 and with a bit of luck I’ll make that, but we need someone else to drive things.” In the same interview the musician talked about his concern about performances nowadays, thinking about how many words he would have to remember and also about his voice.

“We haven’t done anything for seven months and this winter’s been brutal. I’ve been in hibernation. For the whole of January, I lost my voice completely.”

“I live like a monk and if I went on tour for a week I’d be fit as a butcher’s dog again. But tonight (At the Teenage Cancer Trust), for the first time in my career, I think, ‘Blimey. This is hard,’” Roger Daltrey said.

His bandmate Pete Townshend recently said in an interview with The New York Times that The Who might do a world tour playing everywhere and then come to an end. “It feels to me like there’s a final tour where we play every territory in the world and then crawl off to die. I don’t get much of a buzz from performing with The Who. If I’m really honest, I’ve been touring for the money. My idea of an ordinary lifestyle is pretty elevated,” Pete Townshend said.

Next solo tour dates

Until now The Who doesn’t have more tour dates scheduled for 2024. But Roger Daltrey will be touring on his own next May and June. KT Tunstall will be the opening act of those dates.


  • 6 – San Diego, CA, US – The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park


  • 12 – Vienna, VA, US – Wolf Trap at Filene Center
  • 14 – Niagara Falls, ON, Canada – OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
  • 16 – Bethel, NY, US – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • 18 – Port Chester, NY, US – The Capitol Theatre
  • 20 – Boston, MA, US – Leader Bank Pavilion
  • 22 – Lenox, MA, US – Tanglewood, Koussevitzky Music Shed
  • 25 – MI, US – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
  • 27 – Indianapolis, IN, US – Murat Theater
  • 29 – Highland Park, IL, US – Ravinia Festival

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